05/20/2010 - It is not every day that a Republican candidate for governor promotes and celebrates a tax increase here in the state many believe helped give rise to the modern conservative movement.
But there was Gov. Jan Brewer, who is seeking a full term in a crowded, competitive primary, beaming to supporters from a middle school stage Tuesday night. Off to her left, large screens displayed the news that fueled her smile: Arizona voters overwhelmingly supported a one-cent rise in the sales tax to help stave off sharp cuts in education and other services.
“The states are the last place where you see the impact of the economic recovery,” said Susan K. Urahn, managing director of the Pew Center on the States, a nonpartisan research group in Washington. “This is a recession that has a long tail.”
Read the article In Arizona’s Latest Twist, Voters Follow G.O.P. Governor and Approve Tax Increase on The New York Times Web site.